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May 17, 2024 11:55 AM

UAE Unveils New 10-Year Blue Residency Visa for Environmental Champions

The United Arab Emirates, home to a large Indian population of over 3.8 million, has announced a new visa program offering long-term residency to individuals who significantly contribute to environmental protection and sustainability efforts. The 10-year Blue Residency Visa aims to attract and retain global leaders in environmental research, activism, and technological solutions. This visa category extends beyond the UAE's borders, welcoming those who champion sustainability initiatives worldwi...

May 15, 2024 7:22 PM

Egypt receives second payment of $14 bln from UAE for Ras al-Hikma project

Egypt received $14 billion from the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday as a second payment for the development of Ras al-Hikma peninsula, a cabinet statement said. The deal with Abu Dhabi sovereign fund ADQ to develop the peninsula 200 km west of Alexandria includes a total of $35 billion in investments and is one of the biggest deals of its kind. Egypt has also started working with the UAE to waive an Emirati deposit of $6 billion in the Egyptian central bank and convert its value to the equiv...

May 4, 2024 9:31 AM

UAE Centres Gear Up to Host NEET 2024 Medical Entrance Exam

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical programs will be held on May 5th at three centres across the UAE. A total of 2,223 students from the UAE have registered to appear for the pen-and-paper based NEET 2024 exam, which serves as the singular common entrance for securing MBBS/BDS seats at medical institutions across India. The three designated centres are the Abu Dhabi Indian School in Abu Dhabi, the Indian High School in Dubai, and the Sharjah In...

May 2, 2024 5:47 PM

Sharjah Trade Mission Heads to India to Boost Economic Ties

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is leading a high-profile trade delegation to India as India and the UAE mark two years of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. The delegation will visit India from May 5-10 to explore new investment opportunities and strengthen economic cooperation between Sharjah and India. Headed by SCCI Chairman Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, the mission includes top chamber officials and aims to facilitate direct meetings between Sharjah and Indian...

April 27, 2024 11:03 AM

Indian Teacher from UAE Wins Prestigious Cambridge Teacher Award

Sharjah, UAE - Gina Justus, a teacher at Our Own English High School, Sharjah Girls’ Branch, has been named the regional winner for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the 2024 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards. Justus, originally from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has been working in the UAE since 2005 and was recognized for her outstanding mentorship and dedication to charity. This year’s competition saw a record-breaking number of nominations, with over 14,840 submissions from 141 c...

April 17, 2024 11:26 PM

Weather Fluctuations End in Dubai, Recovery Efforts Underway

The Ministry of Interior Govt of UAE, along with other government agencies, has announced the conclusion of the recent weather fluctuations in Dubai. Rainfall has stopped, and weather conditions are steadily improving. The MoI commended the efforts of field teams who took preventative measures and will continue working tirelessly until a full recovery is achieved. The Supreme Committee for Internal Security closely monitored the situation to ensure swift response and maintain business conti...

April 17, 2024 6:13 PM

Historic Rains Batter UAE, Cause Travel Chaos at Dubai Airport

The United Arab Emirates has been hit by an unprecedented downpour, receiving more rain in the past few days than it typically sees in a year.Official figures reveal that some areas received at least 200mm of rain, double the country's average annual rainfall. The highest amount was recorded in Khatam Al Shaklah, Al Ain, at a staggering 259.5mm. These torrential rains have caused widespread travel disruption, particularly at Dubai International Airport. The major airport was forced to shut dow...

April 17, 2024 12:18 PM

UAE Experiences Heaviest Rainfall on Record in 75 Years

The United Arab Emirates has been hit by the heaviest rainfall event ever recorded in the country, surpassing all data collected since 1949. The downpour affected numerous regions across the UAE over the past 24 hours . The National Centre of Meteorology  confirmed the exceptional nature of this weather event. Further rainfall is expected in the coming hours. The highest amount of rainfall so far was recorded in the Khatm Al Shakla area of Al Ain, reaching a staggering 254 millimeters (al...

April 16, 2024 3:00 PM

India allows onion export to Sri Lanka, gives additional quota to UAE

India has allowed limited shipments of onions to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Sri Lanka, after banning its export in response to rising prices. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), issued a notification late Monday evening, permitting the export of an additional 10,000 metric tons (MT) of onions to the UAE (above 24,000 tonne already allowed) and 10,000 tonne to Sri Lanka. In December last year, the government banned onion export...

April 10, 2024 10:03 AM

UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council countries celebrating Eid Al Fitr on April 10

The United Arab Emirates, along with other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and many Arab nations, have officially declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as the first day of Eid Al Fitr. This joyous occasion marks the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan for millions of Muslims across the region. The announcement comes after the Shawwal crescent moon, signifying the end of fasting, was not visible on Monday evening. Eid festivities will be ushered in with a long weekend for UAE public ...

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